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“Good food in pleasant surroundings”
Review of Matheson Cafe

Matheson Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $26
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Enjoy unsurpassed views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman whilst dining at our contemporary style café at the entrance to the Lake Matheson Walkway. Open 7 days from 8am for breakfast, brunch and lunch, and open for dinner in peak summer season. Comfortable indoor seating and expansive deck area. Adjacent to the cafe is the ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery offering a range of high quality Kiwiana products, clothing and souvenirs. Lake Matheson is one of New Zealand's most scenic icons. Situated on the West Coast of the South Island, in the heart of Glacier Country and Westland National Park, the Lake Matheson walk is a must do attraction for all visitors to Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Glacier. 'Picture Perfect' reflections of New Zealand's highest peaks Mt Cook & Mt Tasman can be captured in the dark waters of this ancient lake formed by the retreat of the Fox Glacier. A trip to Lake Matheson is simply not complete without a visit to Matheson Cafe and ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery.
Reviewed November 6, 2010

Unfortunately the mountains were clouded in on the day we visited, but I can imagine the view would be spectacular on a clear day. In any case the food was excellent: not your typical cafe fare. Service was quick and friendly.

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Thank Family W
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Reviewed August 25, 2010

We visited the cafe for breakfast & loved it.
Food was great & service was superb. Would definitely visit again if we come back to Fox.

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Thank sgpoonch
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Reviewed May 22, 2010

We had breakfast at Matheson Cafe - omelette with mushrooms, dill and gruyere - yummy! Their coffee is great too.

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Thank Glynis031
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Reviewed May 17, 2010

Service was ok, not the best but will do. Food was nice. Atmosphere was fantastic! The cafe had glass windows and we could see Mt Cook and Mt Tasman from the cafe. It was really a good place to sit down for a nice meal and coffee after the walk around Lake Matheson.

The cafe provided a free flow of water, which you help yourself from a "tap" in the middle of the cafe. I thought that was great since we were all thirsty from the walk. Oh, and the cafe had a few computers (I think it was 2 if I remember correctly) which you can use to surf the internet. Something like $2 for 15 minutes.

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Thank breezergal
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Reviewed May 17, 2010

Just go! Great food, good gift shop, beautiful walks around the lake itself and the opportunity to take the best photos of your trip. Also has internet access for those important emails home.

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Thank vegetariantraveller
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